Prospective Students | American University of Sharjah

I’m looking for a university. Why choose AUS?

About AUS

AUS believes that tomorrow matters. Because of this, we provide students from all backgrounds and with diverse ambitions for the future the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Our students are challenged academically and benefit from the expertise of our world-class faculty, many of whom are leaders in their field. However, it is not just a commitment to academic excellence that sees our students flourish during their time at AUS. A robust program of extracurricular activities allows our students to pursue their passions. Whether in sports, cultural or community endeavors, AUS students are encouraged to develop their talents. This distinctive AUS education sees our graduates ready for success upon graduation. Our close links with industry and employers have led to an enviable employment record, with alumni employed by leading public and private organizations in the Middle East and across the world. Those completing their undergraduate studies at AUS are also well-prepared for advanced study, with alumni pursuing graduate degrees at AUS and other leading international universities.

We invite you to discover what your tomorrow at AUS might look like. We are here to answer your questions and help you with your journey to university. Just ask us how.  

AUS in Brief

Founded in 1997, American University of Sharjah (AUS) is an independent, non-profit, coeducational institution of higher education formed on the American liberal arts model.

 

Acclaimed for its academic excellence and multicultural environment, AUS is ranked among the top 10 universities in the Arab world and the world’s top 50 universities under 50 years of age (QS World University Rankings, 2021). With approximately 90 nationalities represented on campus, AUS is among the world’s top three universities with the highest percentage of international students (Times Higher Education, 2021). AUS offers 28 majors and 45 minors at the undergraduate level, 16 master’s degrees and two PhD programs. The university’s 123-hectare, full-service campus includes experiential learning and research facilities, sports and recreational facilities, and student and faculty accommodation. Learn more about what sets AUS apart.

Colleges and School
College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD)
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
College of Engineering (CEN)
School of Business Administration (SBA)
Achievement Academy
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Life at AUS

Being an AUS student is not just about studying hard. Life at AUS offers you many opportunities to forge long-lasting friendships, hone your talents and connect with the wider community. Find out more about what your life at AUS might look like.

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I’ve chosen AUS. How do I apply?

Bachelor’s Degree Applicants
Master's Degree Applicants
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Thank you for your interest in AUS! We look forward to sharing with you all the information that you need to apply to AUS, and ensuring that your application process is seamless. AUS has a team of people ready and waiting to assist you with your application and answer any questions you might have. Important information that you will find useful is provided below, but contact us if you need more assistance.

If you are ready to apply now, please click here.

I’ve been accepted. What’s next?

Congratulations

Congratulations on your acceptance to AUS! We hope that you were very excited to receive your email notification regarding your acceptance. By joining the AUS community you are becoming part of a proud tradition of academic excellence, community contribution and personal transformation. We cannot wait to see what you will achieve during your time with us.

The section below provides important information that will make your transition to AUS smooth and simple. If you have any questions about the process, or if you would even just like to learn more about what day-to-day life at AUS is like, do not hesitate in getting in touch—we want to hear from you.

Next Steps for Bachelor’s Degree Applicants

Now that you have been accepted, you can take the final steps towards beginning your degree at AUS.

  • First, please sign in to your account on apply.aus.edu and download your Admission Letter. If you have any issues downloading the letter, please contact us on infodesk.aus.edu.
  • After you read the Admission Letter, please respond to the admission offer under the section Decision History on your account by clicking on View next to your active application.
  • To finalize your admission, you must meet all the conditions and requirements listed in your Admission Letter during August for fall semester admission, during January for spring semester admission, and during May for summer term admission.
  • Please download and read thoroughly the New Students' Guide, which contains information essential to complete your enrollment process.
Next Steps for Master’s & Doctoral Degree Applicants

Now that you have been accepted, you can take the final steps towards beginning your degree at AUS.

  • First, please sign in to your account on apply.aus.edu and download your Admission Letter. If you have any issues downloading the letter, please contact us on infodesk.aus.edu.
  • After you read the Admission Letter, please respond to the admission offer under the section Decision History on your account by clicking on View next to your active application.
  • To finalize your admission, you must meet all the conditions and requirements listed in your Admission Letter during August for fall semester admission, during January for spring semester admission, and during May for summer term admission.
  • Please download and read thoroughly the New Graduate Students' Guidewhich contains information essential to complete your enrollment process.
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